Government of Canada: Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Published

FSDS 2019-2022 Now Available

JUNE 19, 2019 – the Government of Canada has released the 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS).

In December 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released the draft 2019-2022 FSDS for public consultation. Throughout the 120-day consultation period, they received comments from governments, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, academics, businesses and individuals.

The 2019-2022 FSDS responds to public feedback. It is a significant improvement from the draft and sets out what the government will do over the next 3 years for a greener, healthier and more prosperous Canada. Specifically, your feedback helped us improve the 2019-2022 FSDS through:

  • strengthened targets that are specific and are supported by indicators;
  • new targets in areas such as zero-emission vehicle sales and growing Canada’s clean technology exports;
  • a revised Sustainable Food chapter to reflect efforts to promote an innovative and competitive agri-food sector and help Canadians make healthy food choices; and
  • an expanded suite of performance measures and clarified linkages between targets, indicators and action plans.

To find out what was heard during public consultations on the FSDS, you are encouraged to read the consultation report.

While the strategy is now in place, the government would still like to hear from you about what you’re doing for a more sustainable Canada. Share your ideas, stories and videos on Get Involved. They look forward to continuing the conversation as they implement the strategy.

Stay tuned for more information on future webinars related to the FSDS.